Salaried GP 6 to 8 sessions per week
We are a busy practice located in the center of the main town of Stornoway. We serve a population of over 6000 patients. Our catchment area encompasses the town of Stornoway and its outskirts and the semirural area of Broadbay which covers the area of North Tolsta to the tip of the Point peninsula.
We are a large friendly team. We believe our strength lies in a team based approach, recognising individual’s personal abilities and character whilst aiming for a fair work life balance.
Our team consists of 5 GPs (WTE 3.8), 2 part-time Nurse Practitioners who work closely with the GPs and assist with Home Visits, 3 part time Practice Nurses specialising in Chronic Disease Management, a Treatment Room Nurse and a Health Care Assistant all of which are supported by our Administrative and Reception staff.
In addition, we are supported by a Practice based Community Psychiatric Nurse, Midwife and a Primary Care Pharmacist together with Specialist Nurses in Substance Misuse, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Learning Disability and Dementia.
The islands are served by the Western Isles Hospital which is a Rural General Hospital only a 5 min drive from the Practice and at most a 30 minute drive for patients living in outlying areas. The Hospital provides a large number of services of outstanding quality and is staffed with resident consultants in all major specialties. There is also a significant number of nurse led services working for both hospital and community teams.
Salary and working conditions are in line with the BMA contract and you may be eligible for the Golden Hello Scheme. Medical Defence membership subscription is paid by the practice. In addition to daily admin time at the end of each surgery, doctors have weekly admin time allocated pro-rata. For example a GP working 8 sessions per a week will work 7 clinical sessions and have 1 administration session per week.
There is no OOH commitment but this would available through independent arrangement with the Health Board.
The Isle of Lewis is the largest of the Western Isles. The scenery is spectacular yet Lewis is a very affordable area which provides excellent schooling, sport, and leisure facilities in a safe and friendly environment.
If you are interested in hearing more about the post, please telephone Dr Antonio Uceta, Partner or Mrs Nancy Murray, Managing Partner (or indeed any of the other doctors) for an informal chat.
Closing Date: 30 September 2018